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Mesa IDs officer who opened fire on burglary suspect

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Jake, a Mesa K-9 officer, was stabbed Saturday night. (File photo) Jake, a Mesa K-9 officer, was stabbed Saturday night. (File photo)
Chad Bogle (Source: Arizona Dept. of Corrections) Chad Bogle (Source: Arizona Dept. of Corrections)
Mesa police sent this photo Sunday of Jake recovering after the attack. (Source: Mesa Police Department) Mesa police sent this photo Sunday of Jake recovering after the attack. (Source: Mesa Police Department)
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MESA, AZ (CBS5) -

Mesa police have identified the officer who opened fire on a suspect caught robbing a home.

Officer Rex Cooley has been with the department for 18 months. He was put on paid administrative leave. 

Police say they received a call from a watchful neighbor Saturday evening, informing officers there was a burglary in progress at a home in the 1100 block of East Fifth Avenue.

"The neighbor attempted to confront the suspect," Mesa Police Sgt. Tony Landato said. "[The neighbor] then saw the suspect was armed with a handgun."

When police arrived, Landato said the suspect, who they later identified as Chad Bogle, 32,  would not follow an officer's commands and continued to wave the handgun in front of police.

Officers sent in Jake, an 80-pound Belgian Malinois who's been working with the Mesa Police Department since 2008.

Landato said Jake bit Bogle and latched onto an arm.

"The suspect drug the K-9 officer into the home," Landato said. "Sometime later, the dog was let out and was bleeding in several areas."

Jake was stabbed several times. Jake was scooped up by his handler and rushed to an emergency vet.

Landato said when Bogle returned outside armed with a handgun, Cooley fired at least one round.

"[Suspect] went back inside, and when our officers entered the home, [the suspect] was deceased," Landato said. "It's not clear if [the police officers] shot and killed him or if this was self-inflicted."

Police said this incident does appear to stem from a burglary attempt.

Officers said a handgun was found next to Bogle's body.

In December 2012, Bogle was arrested and convicted of aggravated assault, Mesa police confirmed. He served time in state prison and was released on March 12, 2014.

Homeowner Daniel Rooney spent hours cleaning up the scene on Sunday. Ironically, Rooney owns a company that cleans up crime scenes, but this case was different since the suspect was family.

"We do this for a living," Rooney said. "But when it's someone you know and there is a tie of some sort, it's a lot more complicated. A lot more complex. A lot more emotional, obviously." 

Rooney was out of town and said Mesa police called him asking if anyone was authorized to be in his home.  

Turns out it was Bogle, who Rooney said was dealing with personal issues.

According to Mesa Police K-9 on Facebook, Jake was trained in Slovakia.

"Jake is a dual-purpose police dog, trained for patrol and narcotics detection. As a patrol dog, Jake is trained for building searches, area searches, high-risk traffic stops, suspect apprehension, handler protection and SWAT deployments. As a narcotics detection dog, Jake is trained to locate cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine. Jake is currently certified by the National Police Canine Association for patrol and narcotics detection. 

"Jake is well known for his split personality. He is extremely social and very friendly while not working; but as soon as he gets into his police car, Jake is all business. 

"During his time off, Jake enjoys playing Frisbee, swimming in the pool and spending time with his family."

Mesa police expect the K-9 officer to recover from surgery.

For more on this story and other stories around Arizona from this author, follow Shawn Kline on Facebook and Twitter. 

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